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  • On a Roll!
  • A BIG thank you to our sponsors, participants, donors, and partners for making Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2015 a tremendous, record-breaking success! The money raised through this community effort will make an immediate impact for children facing adversity in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
  • Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015
  • Join us on Saturday, March 21 for our largest and most important annual fundraising event. Register your team or make a donation to support local children facing adversity through Big Brothers Big Sisters and Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015.  
  • Elks Lodge 450 Presents Gratitude Grant
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County has received a $500 Gratitude Grant from Elks Lodge 450 in Harrisonburg to support children facing adversity. 
  • SunTrust Banks, Inc. Invests in Local Youth
  • SunTrust Banks, Inc. has renewed its support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County with a $2,500 contribution to support the agency’s mentoring program. 
  • Wells Fargo Continues Support of Local Children
  • Wells Fargo recently contributed $3,000 toward the Big Brothers Big Sisters School/Site Based Mentoring Program. The gift will support children facing adversity who are matched in one-to-one mentoring relationships with adult mentors in schools in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
  • 'There's A Little Boy Out There That Needs You'
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County hosted its third annual Start Something Big Breakfast on Thursday, June 5 at the Festival Conference Center at James Madison University. 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County is a youth-services organization that pairs adult mentors in professionally guided, one-to-one matches with children facing adversity. As an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, the organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve positive, measurable outcomes through research-based methods. 
Among other improvements, local evaluation data shows that children served progress academically, avoid delinquency, and experience increased self-confidence. Founded locally in 1976 as an outreach of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the organization is the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the state of Virginia, serving 791 children in 2013. 

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